In 1921, the White Russian cause collapsed and Cybis took refuge in Constantinople where he lived and worked with artists Constantin Alajalov and Pavel Tchelitchev. He supported himself by sketching portraits in cafes, painting sidewalk advertisements for theatres, painting murals in nightclubs and cafes, painting and designing stage backdrops for the ballet, and fashioning clay pipes in ornate designs from native clays. One of his first "paid jobs" was a gigantic billboard advertising Nestle's chocolate.
Cybis porcelains today are given as gifts of state and found in the permanent collections of museums, embassies, government buildings and art galleries around the world. Cybis Porcelain continues to manufacture fine china pieces at its Trenton, NJ studio.Wikipedia